Joshua is a doctoral student focusing in Jewish Mysticism at New York University. He hopes to create a golem as his final thesis, and if his advisors refused to grant him his degree, they would get a golem in the face.
Articles by Joshua Schwartz:
bizarro-hagiography - the solitude of that which is - the self shucks off - unending figure of light - from ecstasy to dialogue - in them and not between them - to be touched
the great Kabbalist R. Abraham ha-Levi Berukhim - following the expulsions - the Infinite/Nothing (Ein Sof/Ayin) - G?d contracted G?dself, creating an empty void - Vigils replete with keening - the Kabbalists of sixteenth-century Safed - Do not, as some do, even utter the words, il diablo - Happy is the lot who joins Her - O you who linger in the garden, lovers are listening; let me hear your voice
substances forbidden by the rabbis - bewildering laws - « a fence around the Torah » - « ...and the opposite occurred! » - always the opposite - Jews are allowed to (gasp!) mix - lubrication and fluidity - blurry misperception and accordant generosity - ecstatic modality - why we put on masks